The best free attractions in Las Vegas

In general, Las Vegas it stands for extravagance, sparkling casinos, luxury hotels and spectacular entertainment. Not without reason, this quirky city is famous for its records and structures that leave anyone amazed.

But you don't necessarily have to shell out a fortune to visit its attractions. Fortunately, the city offers several free activities, allowing anyone to discover a piece of its beauty and splendor.

Use the following list to find out the best free attractions in Las Vegas.

The best free attractions in Las Vegas

The iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign

If you don't visit and click one photo with Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign it's like I've never come to Vegas. Until 2008, this sign did not have a designated parking lot or place for visitors to pose. Then people literally stood in traffic to take a souvenir photo with this legendary landmark. Now, however, the visit is easier and you can also take advantage of the small parking available.

You'll find the 25-meter high solar-powered sign in the median of Las Vegas Boulevard, just south of the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. At certain times of the day, there may be a long but fast line.

The Silverton Aquarium – Silverton Hotel & Casino

The underwater attraction of the Silverton Aquarium has been named one of the best free attractions in Las Vegas, and for good reason. The 450.000-gallon aquarium is home to more than 4.000 exotic fish, as well as live sharks, rays and corals. But the peculiarity of this attraction are the beautiful mermaids interacting with guests!

The aquarium also boasts a nearby bar, where you can have a drink and enjoy the view of the aquarium. You will also find many bars, restaurants and gambling halls at the Silverton Hotel, and of course large rooms at an affordable price!

Bellagio Conservatory - The botanical gardens of Bellagio

The Hotel Bellagio it is an experience in itself, and its botanical gardens are no exception. Each year they are presented 5 stunning exhibits: one to celebrate the Chinese New Year in January, and then one for each season, namely spring, summer, autumn and winter. All exhibits are presented as real theatrical productions with a varied assortment of flowers, plants and trees that take months to prepare.

The Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo hotel

For every animal lover, the Wildlife Habitat at theHotel Flamingo it is the place to visit. It is a 15 acre paradise of lush gardens with fish, birds and turtles basking in the Nevada sun. Wildlife Habitat is also home to a variety of birds including pheasants, ducks, swans and, of course, flamingos that flutter among beautiful waterfalls and lush foliage.

Opening Hours: every day from 8: 00 to 20: 00.

The Volcano – Mirage Hotel

This is one of the best free attractions in Las Vegas. The fountain in front of the Mirage Hotel, on The Strip, transforms into a massive volcano every day. It is an unmissable show, where the combination of fire with music creates a beautiful and electrifying choreography at the same time. Whoever arrives first will be the most fortunate to enjoy a splendid close-up of the show and feel the heat of the fire on his body. The best view of the volcano show is right in front of the hotel.

Schedule: every day every hour, from 17:00 to 23:00.

Fremont Street

The best free attractions in Las Vegas
Las vegas, USA – Fremont Street

Fremont Street is the second most famous street in Las Vegas, after the Las Vegas Strip. Fremont Street is an exciting five-block pedestrian walk located in the heart of the corridor of famous casinos such as Golden Nugget, Golden Gate, Fremont Hotel & Casino, Four Queens, Las Vegas Club, Binions … Home to the World Series of Poker tournaments.

Spread over five blocks and attracting millions of visitors each year, the Fremont Street Experience delivers lots of free evening entertainment, over 60 restaurants, souvenir shops and the zip-line SlotZilla which is located 10 floors above the pedestrian walkway.

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The best free attractions in Las Vegas
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The main attraction remains Fremont street experience, a huge dome with LED lights that covers the street it represents the largest video screen in the world. Every night a fantastic takes place musical and visual show, Viva Vision, with 12,5 million LED lamps and a 550.000 watt audio system.

Viva Vision show times: every evening, every hour, from sunset until one in the morning.

The fountains of the Bellagio

This is one of the most popular attractions in Las Vegas. The show of Bellagio, which combines music, water and light, offers a spectacular audiovisual performance with his majestic fountains. There are 1.214 jets that spray water up to 140 meters high to the sound of music and lights. The jets glide, whirl and turn perfectly synchronized. Not to be missed.

Schedule: every 30 minutes, from 15:00 to 20:00 and every 15 minutes from 20:00 to midnight.

M & M's World

Entering the world of M&M is like waking up in the "chocolate paradise". In this place par excellence of gluttony, you will be able to attend one video projection with 3D glasses, choose from a variety of personalized charms, mugs, key rings or discover one of the 22 color varieties of the famous candies. But the fun doesn't stop there. Located on the third floor, the first "My M & M's"Absolutely. Allows you to personalize the candies with your own personalized message.

Schedule: every day from 9 to midnight.

Circus show at Circus-Circus Hotel

This is a free circus arts show, the largest permanent circus performance in the world. Inside the Circus Circus Hotel in Las Vegas you can see performances by death-defying stunts, skilled dancers, acrobats and world-renowned jugglers.

Schedule: every day from 11:30 to 23:30, performances take place every hour.


This attraction is also located at Circus-Circus Hotel at the end of the Strip. AND America's largest indoor theme park with 23 rides and attractions. It is located under a dome next to the hotel. Entry is free and for under $ 20 you can purchase a pass that is valid for all rides for the whole day.

The Fall of Atlantis at Caesar's Palace Hotel

This high-tech manufacturing is one of the most popular free shows in Las Vegas. To the Caesar’s Palace Hotel, fire, water, smoke and special effects tell the story of Atlas, Gadrius and Alia, as they struggle to rule the legendary underwater city. Surrounded by a 50.000-gallon saltwater aquarium, the mythical submerged continent rises and falls before your eyes. "Atlantis" is located in front of the Cheesecake Factory. The shows are daily and last about 9 minutes.

Schedule: Monday to Thursday and Sunday from 11am to 00pm, Friday and Saturday from 23am to midnight (times are subject to change).

Ethel M® Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Garden

More than 2.000 visitors a day flock to this chocolate factory where more than 40 varieties of fresh gourmet chocolate are produced. you can see how chocolate is made during your factory guided tour and enjoy the free chocolate samples.

For the serious chocolate enthusiast, achocolate tasting experience at $ 15 per adult and $ 6 per child. The cactus garden is also free and is considered the most large cactus garden in the southwest, with over 300 species of plants exhibited on four acres.

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 18:00.

Streetmosphere al Venetian

The shops of the Grand Canal al Venetian they are not satisfied with having only miniature Venetian canals, a recreation of St. Mark's Square or upscale shops and restaurants. They decided to add buskers, which they nicknamed "Streetmosphere". Singers, artists and living statues regularly entertain people, who are often caught off guard, especially by the living statues. You will also hear wonderful singers and musicians.

Programme: variable according to the days, it is better to ask for information on the spot.

CBS Television City Research Center presso MGM Grand

This free attraction is located inside the MGM Grand Hotel Casino. The CBS Television City Research Center will allow you to experience a true television production process. You are asked to give your opinion and criticism about a TV show or series.

It is real shows that are in the process of being approved, and by participating you will be one of the first to discover the show that will be the revelation of the season or you will be one of the few to have seen a show that will never air. Entry is free. The minimum age is 10, but you must be accompanied by an adult.

Schedule: every day of the week from 10.00 to 20.30.

Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino

The fountain in the heart of the Miracle Mile Shops features illuminated water effects, color-changing fog, bursts of light and original soundtracks, broadcast through a state-of-the-art surround sound system.

Timetables: every day every hour from 12:00 to 23:00

First Friday in Downtown Las Vegas

Il cultural and artistic festival of downtown Las Vegas is held on the first Friday of each month. Starting in the heart of the Las Vegas Arts District and extending into the Fremont East Entertainment District, First Friday features over 100 established and emerging local artists.
This event is open to all ages. There will be live bands, food trucks, interactive shows and activities, a KidZone and more.

Schedule: from 17:00 am to midnight

The Pyramid gave $ 1.000.000 to the Binion

If you've ever wondered what a million dollars looks like then go to Gambling Hall & Hotel di Binion and find out! Binion's gives the ability to see $ 1 million and take one too

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Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge

The Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge was built to relieve congestion on top of the Hoover Dam. The great thing is that you can park your car and cross the bridge for free. Stairs and ramps lead to the bridge access and several signs offer information about the bridge and its history.

The bridge is an architectural feat, the tallest concrete arch bridge in the world and the second tallest bridge in the United States, 880 feet (268 meters) above Colorado. It is 580 meters long and offers an unrivaled view of the Hoover Dam for those who are not afraid of heights.

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